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In this talk we will look at the relationship between architecture and energy resources past, present and future.
Join us for the seventh talk in our Architecture Anew talk series, a season of RIBA + VitrA talks, bringing people together to discuss new ideas about the role of architecture in designing a more sustainable future.
For architectural historian Barnabas Calder, energy use is the major crisis of our time, being the one that could in fact ‘wipe us out’ if we don’t act fast by evolving the way we live and work. Through his recent book ‘Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency’, Calder charts the intertwining trajectories of energy and architectural histories, outlining how the availability and types of energy resources have always shaped the ways in which we built our world.
“There is a direct line between buildings and energy consumption and the climate crisis we find ourselves in.” Barnabas Calder
If architecture has always adapted to new materials, the most efficient sources of energy and technological innovations, how will today’s architects evolve in response to our current state of climate emergency coupled with limited resources?
Leading the way by setting an example is the London-based architecture office Waugh Thistleton. The practice is completely committed to low-carbon construction, and has become internationally renowned for its extensive research and built work using timber construction.
Led by Andrew Waugh and Anthony Thistleton, the office adopts methods that have the lowest possible energy impact whilst also finding ways to exclude materials with a high embodied carbon. Known for their considerable range of timber buildings, including the world’s largest CLT building, Dalston Works, in 2017, the practice has also more recently worked with methods such as rammed earth on the 2018 Stirling nominated Bushey Cemetery and is increasingly focussed on regenerative means of working.
Tickets are free but booking is essential, please follow the link above to register. Following the speakers’ conversation there will be time for questions from the audience.